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McDaniel College Admission Requirements

Westminster, Maryland

Chances of getting into McDaniel College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.3%
Admission Difficulty for McDaniel College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into McDaniel College and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,368 out of 3,682 applicants were admitted making McDaniel College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. McDaniel College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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McDaniel College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for McDaniel College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for McDaniel College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to McDaniel College?

McDaniel College typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

McDaniel College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >75%
1140 to 1230 Avg + 64%-75%
1050 to 1140 Avg - 51%-64%
960 to 1050 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 960 Low <38%
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McDaniel College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
24%
ACT Scores for McDaniel College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for McDaniel College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into McDaniel College?

Admission data indicates that McDaniel College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to McDaniel College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

McDaniel College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >75%
24 to 27 Avg + 64%-75%
21 to 24 Avg - 51%-64%
18 to 21 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 18 Low <38%
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McDaniel College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into McDaniel College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into McDaniel College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at McDaniel College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as McDaniel College accepts 64% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted McDaniel College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 35% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

52% of McDaniel College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted McDaniel College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 26%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 86%
Bottom 50% of class 14%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

McDaniel College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,907 1,775 3,682
Accepted 1,306 1,062 2,368
Acceptance Rate 68% 60% 64%
Enrolled 209 206 415
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 19% 18%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to McDaniel College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

McDaniel College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at McDaniel College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
Y
York College Pennsylvania

York, Pennsylvania

I
Immaculata University

Immaculata, Pennsylvania

D
DeSales University

Center Valley, Pennsylvania

E
Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

W
Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

R
Randolph Macon College

Ashland, Virginia

S
Saint Vincent College

Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164270 IPEDS survey data for McDaniel College.

FAQs

Does McDaniel College prefer SAT or ACT?

82% of students submit their SAT scores to McDaniel College. 24% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into McDaniel College?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to McDaniel College. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for McDaniel College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1230. 82% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for McDaniel College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 24% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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